Manitoba RCMP hand out two dozen COVID-19 enforcement fines in one week – Winnipeg

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Manitoba RCMP hand out two dozen COVID-19 enforcement fines in one week – Winnipeg

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Manitoba RCMP have issued 24 fines and 16 verbal warnings over the past week in connection with people failing to comply with the province’s emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police said they received 236 COVID-19-related calls between Nov. 14-20, including an incident Friday in The Pas, where seven people were fined at a gathering — then fined again (along with two others) a second time the same night.

Read more: Two businesses fined $5,000 as Winnipeg steps up COVID-19 enforcement

Other incidents included a man fined by Norway House RCMP for having more than five people gathered, a woman fined by Cross Lake RCMP for being with someone not from her household and a woman fined by Steinbach RCMP for not self-isolating as directed.

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Since April, RCMP have issued a total of 137 warnings and 75 fines in Manitoba (outside of Winnipeg).

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